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' Light rain began to fall shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday and increased in force up till about 10 p.m.,' eased off. Later, the south-east wind increased in force until it equalled half a gale, and brought in its. wake heavy rainclouds. The wind reached its greatest velocity about 3- o'clock this morning, rattling easementu, windows, and vloors in boisterous fashion. Itwas accompanied by torrential rain for a short spell, and up to 9 o'clock this morning the amount recorded at the Domain Weather Station totalled 28 points. The, atmosphere was extremely cold, the " terrestrial thermometer reaching within three degrees of freezing point. A fair quantity of snow fell on the hills', and it is reported that a heavy hailstorm was experienced in the vicinity of Mount Somers. The rain was not sufficient to cause any serious delay in harvesting operations, whicli were re-commenced to-day.' rs early all the grain in the County has now been cut, but carting-in is in progress in some parts. To-day was nne, with a cool breeze. The Government Meteorologist's forecast to-day was as follows: —The indications are for south-easterly winds, strong to gale prevailing at times, but decreasing after about 20 hourfC The weather probably will wove cold and showery, and the r.ipht- very cold; then the weather, should improve. Barometer rising fast, and' expect a very high barometric pressure.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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THE WEATHER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914